Seeking Him First 7: Sunday Selah

Seeking Him First Day 7 - Sunday Selah As we come together today to worship our Savior, may we seek His presence among us and acknowledge Him as Savior and King. The crown is rightly His, but will we crown Him the Lord of our life, or crown ourselves? Let’s enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this old hymn written by Matthew Bridges in 1851: Crown Him with Many Crowns Crown him with…

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Seeking Him First 6: Weekly Thoughts

Seeking Him First Day 6 - Weekly Thoughts In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, ESV) As hard as it is to wrap my brain around this truth, God always existed. From before this first verse in the first book of the Bible, He was there. He was first, and so naturally it makes good sense to continue to give Him that place in our own lives.…

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Seeking Him First 5: Giving God Our First

Seeking Him First Day 5 - Giving God Our First Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21, ESV) And he said to…

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Seeking Him First 4: I’m Not First

Seeking Him First Day 4 - I’m Not First I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20, ESV) He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30, ESV) For those who live according…

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Seeking Him First 3: Future Plans

Seeking Him First Day 3 - Future Plans Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21, ESV) Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5, ESV) Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22, ESV) I will instruct you and teach you in…

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Seeking Him First 2: Who’s in Our Circle?

Seeking Him First Day 2 - Who’s in Our Circle? Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33, ESV) Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. (Proverbs 13:20, ESV) One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (Proverbs 12:26, ESV) It started with a bad friend choice. Still young…

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Seeking Him First 1: What Takes My Time?

Seeking Him First Day 1 - What Takes My Time? So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12, ESV) Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. (James 4:14, ESV) Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. (Colossians 4:5,…

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